HCL 10.4.9/Desktops

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OS X 10.4.9
Hardware Compatibility

This is a hardware compatibility list ONLY for OEM desktop computers. We want to keep it as accurate as possible, but please, do not entirely rely on this list when buying a desktop. Don't forget to add how you got OSx86 running on your x86 desktop computer, and to use proper English. Please see the discussion page for proper instructions on how to input your system specs. Also, please contribute to the HCL 10.4.9 page, which should list a more granular view of compatibility. If your computer isn't listed, you should try it if you have a SSE2 or higher processor. Kernels are available for most configured machines

  • ONLY add hardware that you have TESTED. Don't add hardware just because you think it might work.
  • Please add hardware into tables.
  • This is for 10.4.9 builds only.

Please list your computers in alphabetical order by manufacturer (Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, etc)

For how to edit the Wiki, please see this thread. Thank you!

Note: Please add whether your device supports QE, Quartz Extreme, graphics. Try playing a movie with Quicktime Player.

See the x86 software page for programs you can run without Rosetta.

Contents

[edit] Acer

[edit] Acer Veriton VT7500G


  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.66 Ghz (512k Cache, 400MHz FSB)
  • Board: Acer VT7500G OEM motherboard
  • Chipset: Intel 845
  • Memory: Generic/Mixed brand 2x512m DDR PC2700
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel 845G Graphics controller (Brookdale) 64mb shared
  • HDD0: Western Digital 40GB 7200RPM IDE
  • HDD1: Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM IDE
  • Optical Drives: Generic DVD-ROM and Generic DVD-RW drives
  • USB: 6x USB 2.0 ports
  • Ethernet: Onboard Intel 10/100 Fast Ethernet
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.4.9 [uphuck 10.4.9 Intel x86 install dvd v1.4i r3]

The Uphuck 10.4.9 is the only "distro" I could even get to install on this particular machine. It came with a 64mb nVidia AGP card, however, when using that card, setup would finish but I'd only have a blank screen when attempting to boot the system. After removing the nVidia card and using the onboard Intel graphics, I was able to boot to the OS.

Right away, I noticed that the sound works perfectly, but the OS did not see any ethernet controllers... the video was also stuck at 1024x768x32.

I was able to use a Linksys WUSB200M v1.0 USB adapter for networking. At present, the video is still stuck at 1024x768x32.

Another odd issue I have is that the HOME and END keys on the keyboard don't work. I have tried keyboards from Microsoft and HP (both PS/2) but have not yet tried a USB keyboard.

These are my findings so far:

  • USB: all ports work
  • Optical drives: Both work, CD burning works (have not tested DVD burning)
  • Sleep: does not work. HDDs spin down, but display does not sleep.
  • Audio: works
  • PS/2: keyboard and mouse work, but Home and End keys do not work on keyboard
  • Video: works but is stuck in 1024x768x32. CoreImage and QuartzExtreme do not work.
  • System Preferences: all work, including "About this Mac". Processor is reported correctly
  • Temps: HDD temp registers properly with MenuMeters, but chipset and CPU temp are not found

[edit] Dell

[edit] Dell Dimension 3100/E310

I recommend You don't even try it. Stick with 10.4.8. Unless you want to risk a Double Kernel Panic

[edit] Medion

[edit] Medion Titanium MD 8383 XL


Medion is a german computer brand that makes desktop systems sold in all over Europe. Specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 550 (3.4 Ghz, 1MB Ls Cache, 800Mhz Frontsidebus)
  • Board: MSI MS-7091 (UDMA-100, Serial ATA 150)
  • Chipset/Bios: Intel 915P / Phoenix
  • Memory: Samsung DDR-400 CL 3 4x512 MB (Dual Channel)
  • Graphics: Medion (Geforce 6610XL/128 MB)
  • HDD: Samsung 160GB (HD161HJ 160GB 7200rpm sATA 8MB cache)
  • Optical Drive: Pioneer DVR-108, 1.14
  • USB: 6x (all work, see below)
  • Ethernet: On Board Fast Ethernet 10/100 MBit/s (Does NOT work, see below)

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.4.8 [JaS AMD-Intel-SSE2-SSE3 with PPF1 & PPF2].iso (E87D0EF919C3257899C7B549C39E5FE5EEED1023)

I've read that there would be problems with different Partitions on one HDD, so I bought a brand new Samsung 160GB S-Ata drive to make it happen. All I did was burn the Image to a DVD-R, connected the new HDD and changed the Boot sequence to boot from CD/DVD.
The Installation worked instantly I got easily into the Mac OS Installation Setup. When it asked me to choose the Disk to install on it didn't show me my HDD so I had to choose the Hard-Drive utility from the "Utilities" menu in the setup and format the HDD to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). That's it.
After the installation when you have to make the OSX personal setting like language etc I had a few peoblems with my keyboard and mouse. After browsing some forums I've read that I had to switch off the USB legacy in my BIOS. That didn't work for me, because my BIOS collapsed after that, but I just choose "optimized settings" in my BIOS menu and the keyboard worked.
My mouse was also kind of not working, I could use the mouse but I didn't see the pointer. I have no clue why but after a few restarts this problem solved itself.
Everything else (Audio, Bluetooth, Modem, USB, Firewire) works natively!

The only thing NOT working so far is the netwok connection. Neither ethernet nor WLAN. I have a no name ethernet card and I just bought a new one (Realtek 8139 chipset), I will update if there's any news from that issue.

UPDATE: Coincidence or not, my mainboard collapsed but I see no direct connection to the OS Installation. Anyway, I bought a new Foxconn 45CMX and now everything works, even LAN with onboard Realtek 811X and the patching named in Mac OS 10.4.8 Component List.


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